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VoIP Consolidation Well Underway

There's been some M&A among VoIP Providers this year but there is more on the horizon. CLEC's are looking to get in the game with an acquisition. Indeed EarthLink did just that with its quiet acquisition of STS Telecom, a...

Consumer Telecom Dropping

With the latest quarterly financial reporting in, one item stands out: CenturyLink, Qwest, Windstream and EarthLink are all experiencing consumer decline.“CenturyLink Inc and Qwest Communications International Inc both posted quarterly revenue declines in what is expected to be their last...

Google Sued by VoIP

VoIP Inc. has sued Google over Click-to-Call patents. The Reuters story is here. Apparently, VoIP Inc. tried to sue Google over trade secrets before, when VoIP Inc. was basic defunct, having shut down its VoIP operations and laying off all employees. At that...

Two More Acquisitions

According to a letter to PAETEC employees, “Earlier today, we announced plans to acquire XETA Technologies, Inc. which will dramatically expand our capabilities to serve customers with unique, equipment-based solutions nationwide. XETA is very similar to Quagga (or what we...

Bits and Pieces

The TCA has over 370 agent members now. Certification is underway. Are you becoming a Certified Telecom Professional?  STS Telecom and Saturn Telecommunications became part of Deltacom today, which is now EarthLink Business, according to an FCC filing. STS in its...

Cox Business on Hosted PBX Roll Out

I recently interviewed Mike Bolognini, vice president of Cox Business and Hospitality Network in Las Vegas, about the planned rollout of Hosted PBX in Southern Nevada. Below are Mr. Bolognini's responses. RAD: What is the biggest challenge you will...

Google Voice LNP Available?

Google Voice is now porting numbers for $20! According to Engadget, TechCrunch and Android Cantral, Google is now porting numbers. However, when I try to reach the URL for porting at GV, 404 error. Plus nothing official on the GOOG...

What Does That List Mean?

There are always lists. Everybody comes up with Top 10, Top 5, Best of, blah, blah, blah. What does the list actually mean though? For years I have heard about the JD Power awards, but have no idea what the...

Accolades

Since some folks think I don’t post any positive stuff, today’s post is filled with accolades. Here are some companies that deserve a gold star.For the sixth consecutive year VoIP Supply has been named one of the Top 100 Private...

The Buzz on UC is Over

Gary Kim is writing about the buzz on UC being over. Last week, Gartner called UC a scam. Now Gartner is taking UC off the trend list for 2011. So has Frost & Sullivan. What's the problem? One problem is...

You Can't Be All Things to All People

This morning Seth Godin blogs about alienating the 2%. In short, you can’t please everyone. There’s more money in trying to please a targeted core. In cliche, You can’t please everyone.But boy do companies try. It’s difficult to sell wholesale...

Geckotech Acquired by M5

M6 powered Geckotech out of Chicago was acquired by VoIP pioneer M5 Networks. M5 is based in New York City with offices in Chicago (at least in 2008 when I was working their).Geckotech made the 2009 and 2010 INC 5000...

The Cloud is For Agents, too

Khali Henderson of Phone+ and I are doing a webinar tomorrow for agents at TCA on The Cloud. One of the TCA Board Members, Emmet Tydings, President of AB&T Telecom, sent me this response:“Voice is just another application in an...

Lots of Shorts

So HD Voice isn’t quite taking off as expected.Sorry Doug. A lot more VoIP Peering required yet.Shout out to Big surprise as Windstream lays off 220 Iowa Telecom employees. It’s called synergies of consolidation.Qwest has taken to Twitter like Comcast...

Broadvox and Cypress: What Now?

Broadvox and Cypress acknowledged the merger rumors on Thursday, announcing that they were still working out the details of the merger. (TMC broke the story here). Both companies wanted to assure customers that it will be business as usual.Executives told...

Broadvox Inks Deal to Acquire Cypress

And so the VoIP Consolidation continues. (This is a good thing for two reasons: I need something to write about and this industry has too many players mucking about.)Rumor has it that Broadvox has inked a deal to acquire...

Ignoring Reality

So the USTelecom Association had a webinar about Google Voice and its effect on the marketplace. They mentioned that Vocaltec, Vonage, ITXC and FWD hadn't done any damage, so don't worry. The presenter went on to say that Google is...

Time For VoIP Consolidation

There are over a thousand VoIP Providers in North America. When you talk to many of the sales folks and executives, you can hear about the hyper-competitive marketplace and the lack of positioning. (Positioning is the unique value proposition of...

What to Ask Your Prospective VoIP Provider

If you are a VAR or telecom agent about to pick out a strategic partner to be the VoIP Provider that you work with, here are some things to ask the execs.Are you a CLEC? It isn’t a requirement to...

The Channel and IP Comm

I presented on a webinar for the Technology Channel Association today titled How to SELLECOM Hosted PBX. We had a good turn out and many questions (which I appreciate). One question was why I would suggest that the agent NOT...

CEO Moment

Football season started this weekend. The General Manager's job of an NFL team is to build a winning team. Let's assume that the team has a developing quarterback and a good running back. The GM's job during the draft and...

Bundling for Stickiness

Last year at Broadsoft Connections I did a panel on Bundling. Not many VoIP Providers bundle. Sure they offer Internet Access but that’s mainly for QOS. What do they offer that makes them STAND OUT? Stop being Me-too. The whole...

Net-Head Talking Coming Up

At ChannelVision Expo, I will be presenting Bell-Head versus Net-Head. I have been discussing that here and in Internet Telephony magazine since January 2009. I will be touching on that in a session titled Upselling SIP Trunking at CVX, where...

What's Up with the New MegaPath

MegaPath just completed its three-way merger with Covad and Speakeasy. I had some questions for the company and Rich Sabin, Director of Marketing, was nice enough of answer them.   1. Now that Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath are one organization,...

Google is Not Killing Voice

Everywhere you look, people are aghast that Google added free calling to Gmail. Big deal. (Although you should read Jon Arnold's piece on it.) Most people aren't going to strap a microphone and headset to their computer to make PC-to-phone...
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